From: Raymond Mercier (RaymondM@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 10:00:05 EDT
Perhaps this old article is of interest :
W.S. Allen, 'Zero and Panini'(Indian Linguistics 16, pp.,106-13, 1956).
At 06:22 27/05/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>On Tue, 27 May 2003 15:32:08 +0300, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > And I can assure you that the Finnish consonant gradation does not change
> > 'k' to the Danish vowel :-) It simply means "disappears" (or in reverse,
> > "appears from nothing").
>In which case writing "k ~ ø-" is probably misleading.
>U+2205 (EMPTY SET) is at least unambiguous, and I'm not sure that there is any
>intrinsic reason why using a mathematical operator for this purpose is any
>appropriate than using a vowel letter.
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